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Feb 09, 2019
SoCal K9 Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization was founded in 2017 after the passing of retired Sheriff K9 Lor. Lor was the last German Shepherd the Sheriff Department purchased from Germany in 2003. He was certified in apprehension and tracking. In 2010, Lor was transit...

 
Jan 31, 2019
A Little Dog with a Big Dream The Story of Harley? On the brink of death, after spending 10 years living in a cramped, filthy cage in a puppy mill – where he’d lost an eye when his cage was power-washed, Harley was finally freed. He immediately received much-needed ...

 
Jan 30, 2019
• Awareness about the puppy mill issue can be shared in a positive, peaceful and non-confrontational manner. • Puppy mills are the source of the overpopulation and euthanization crisis in America today. • Puppy mills are responsible for at least 75% of dogs cu...

 
Jan 19, 2019
Most dogs are approachable, but obtaining the permission of the owner is a vital precaution. At first, do not make any sudden moves, but slowly present the back of your clenched fist for the dog to sniff, only then - if it accepts you - you may gently rub below its ears - Dogs u...

 
Jan 14, 2019
The wide range of domestic dogs originated from domesticated gray wolves about 15,000 years ago. Remains of domesticated dogs have been found in Siberia and Belgium from about 33,000 years ago, but none of those early breeds seem to have survived the last Ice Age. The dog is of ...

 
Jan 07, 2019
Los Angeles a No-Kill City for Dogs, Cats & Rabbits. A No-Kill is a shelter that saves healthy, treatable and rehabilitatable animals. As a benchmark, at least 90% of the dogs and cats entering the shelter are expected to be a released alive to the owner (if lost), a ne...

 
Jan 02, 2019
A great news for pet lovers California is the first state, which requires pet stores to sell pets from shelters and rescue centers only, meaning that pet stores can no longer sell animals that were commercially raised in “puppy mills” or “kitten factories&rdquo...

 
Dec 27, 2018
 If you think just because your dog is an inside dog that they're safe, then think again. Accidents happen, doors get left open, and dogs escape. The whole reason for having a collar or any identifying information on your pet is because you never know when or how they m...

 
Dec 20, 2018
Shortest (and Longest) Living Dog Breeds in the World While a good diet and regular exercise can lengthen and improve the life of any dog, the sad reality is that compared with humans, dogs do not live as long as people. Another somber truth is some canine breeds live longe...

 
Dec 19, 2018
Dogs and horses (any equine) are required to be licensed/registered in the City of Los Angeles. Most states require you to license your dog, which involves proving proof of rabies vaccine and paying a fee, usually about $20. You will get a license number and a secondary tag tha...

 
Dec 18, 2018
Hazards in the Bathroom MedicationsMedications that treat human medical conditions can make pets very sick. Never give your pet any medication unless directed by your veterinarian. As a rule, the following medicines should be tightly closed and stored in a secure cabinet above t...

 
Dec 15, 2018
Foods: Many foods that are perfectly safe for humans could be harmful or potentially deadly to dogs and cats. To be safe, keep the following food items out of your pet’s menu:  Coffee grounds Grapes/raisins Chocolate Onions Yeast dough Tea Macadamia nuts Alc...

 
Dec 10, 2018
No-Barking Zone Does your dog’s barking in the car drive you nuts? Try this trick: Every time your dog barks, close the windows (watch her head). She’ll quickly learn that barking means no fresh air and no slobbery tongue flapping in the breeze. After a few car r...

 
Dec 08, 2018
Every home contains a variety of everyday items and substances that can be dangerous or even fatal if ingested by pets. You can protect your pets health by becoming aware of the most common health hazards found in many pet-owning households. WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PET IS POISONED Do...

 
Nov 29, 2018
1. Detect medical conditions such as cancer, seizures, diabetes, narcolepsy, migraines, stress, and anxiety. 2. Provide law enforcement support and protection. 3. Rescue drowning people and animals. 4. Find missing people.  5. Fight in military combat. 6. Assist...

 
Nov 29, 2018
Survival Kits For Your Pets: (Earthquakes  Fires  Mudslides  Evacuation.)  Information provided by Pet-Pac (The Pet Survival & Travel Kit)  Water Water Water    Food & Favorite Treats Bowls & Portable Food Storage Dry Food Con...

 
Nov 28, 2018
1. Search Nearby - Look around/under your and your neighbors' homes - under porches, bushes, sheds, garages, etc. Cats often hide nearby to where they were lost. Many times animals that escape are too scared to get very far away. 2. Ask Around - Ask neighbors if they’...

 
Nov 23, 2018
Paint Tray Birdbath Many pet birds love to take baths. Next bath time, try using a new plastic paint tray as a bathtub! The ribs on the bottom of the tray provide traction, and the tray’s slope allow your pets to wade in the shallow water until they’re ready to m...

 
Nov 19, 2018
Easier Bath Time For a calmer and easier bath time, make a dog washing station in your shower. Cover the drain with a hair catcher to prevent fur from clogging it. Cut a hole in a bath mat so it fits over the drain and lay it in the shower to prevent your dog from slipping a...

 
Nov 08, 2018
Bell Training for Dogs Help your dog ‘talk’ to you with bells. Here’s an easy way your dog can let you know she needs to go outside without any barking or scratching at the door. Hang some bells from the doorknob and your dog will quickly learn to associate...

 
Nov 05, 2018
Quick Cleanup Cat Litter Cut your litter cleanup time in half with this nifty trick. Line your litter pan with a plastic kitchen garbage bag before adding the litter.       Courtesy: FamilyHandMan.com

 
Oct 30, 2018
Wind-Proof Dog Dishes How many times have you gone outside to fill your dog’s food or water dish only to find that it’s blown halfway across the yard? The really heavy pet dishes are expensive, but here’s a cheap dog dish that won’t blow away. Fill a ...

 
Oct 22, 2018
Portable Water Dish Use a shower cap as a portable water bowl. A long walk with your dog on a hot day will make you and your pet pretty thirsty. Before leaving the house, stuff a plastic shower cap in your pocket. That way, you can give your dog a drink from any handy tap, d...

 
Oct 20, 2018
Private Dining Does your dog eat your cat’s food? Put a stop to the double-dipping by moving your cat’s dish into a different room that has a door. Attach adhesive-backed hook-and-loop fasteners to the back of the door and to the front of the trim. After filling ...

 
Oct 15, 2018
Chew-Free Electrical Cords Some dogs love to gnaw on electrical cords around the house. This is not only dangerous but also really irritating when they destroy your computer cables. Solve the problem by wrapping the cords with split flexible plastic conduit that you get at h...

 
Oct 05, 2018
Rainy-Day Doghouse Use a plastic storage bin for a dog house. A nice little doghouse that will hold up in the rain can cost $100. But you can make your own for a fraction of the price using a plastic storage bin. Cut a small hole in the bin, flip it over on its lid and ...

 
Oct 02, 2018
If you’re a pet lover, this collection of tips is for you! Check out these clever and unusual ideas about how to make your pet happier, healthier and more comfortable, using items you’ll find around the house. Ant-Proof Pet Food Dishes: In the summertime, a favorite...

 
Oct 01, 2018
 Are collars safe for cats? Did you know that a properly tested cat collar can be a life-saver? We have the three important cat collar tests that will keep your cat or kitten safe and happy in their collar! Everyone who knows how many cats are unclaimed in shelter...